Cranberry / Cranberry
Common name (s) : Cranberry, cranberry cranberry, bilberry, atoca, ataca.
: Vaccinium macrocarpon, Vaccinium oxyccocos, Ericaceae family.
Cranberries were used by Native Americans to treat various disorders of the digestive system, as well as to prevent and treat infections of the urinary tract, kidneys, blood, and liver. Europeans who colonized North America quickly understood the benefits of cranberries and adopted them for their medicinal properties and culinary uses.
It was in the middle of the 19th century that German doctors helped spread the therapeutic use of cranberries to prevent and treat urinary tract infection.